For Immediate Release 10/06/15

In light of recent news, Mr. Francis Lorenzo, Executive President of the South-South Awards, and Mr. John W. Ashe, member of the Awards Committee are suspended from their postings.

It is with deep regret that we have received the information about the involvement of Mr. Lorenzo and Mr. Ashe in activities that went contrary to the principles and goals of the United Nations.

The South-South Awards honors those that uphold the founding principles of the United Nations and celebrates the achievements of the Global South; our partners and supporters share these core values and disassociate themselves from acts that went contrary to the fore.

The South-South Awards Committee.